Do you know what happened in the mountains this week? Here’s a selection of backcountry news, articles, posts, videos, photos, and other cool things that we think you’d like to know about. Enjoy!
- US Avalanche Deaths Down 55% This Season – UnofficialNetworks.com – Good to see this stat!
Avalanche Kills Skier Near Vars In The Hautes-Alpes Of France – A Mountain Journey – Sad news from France…
- 2 Feet Of Snow Hit The Central Andes Resorts Of Chile – PowderQuest.com – The South American season is off to a great start! Are you heading south?
- Avalanche Kills 3 Skiers Near Bonneval-sur-Arc In French Alps – A Mountain Journey – Sad news from France…
- Watch: Natural Avalanche Pours Down Telluride Mountain – KDVR.com – Avalanche footage from Telluride.
- Nine Sherpas Stand Atop Mt Everest From Tibet Side – TheHimalayanTimes.com – The first team reached the top of the world on Thursday.
- Bankrupt Retailer Makes Way For America’s Largest Climbing Gym – GearJunkie.com – This is going to be one monster gym!
- Our Reliance on Technology Makes the Backcountry More Dangerous – How do you use technology in the backcountry?
- Heli VIDEO: 9,943′ Tioga Pass, CA is BURIED in Snow & Will NOT Open Soon… – SnowBrains.com – It’s still deep in California.
- Reinhold Messner Speaks on Ueli Steck’s Death – OutsideOnline.com – Messner shares his thoughts…
- Mt. Hood Climber Dies After Falling Near Summit – OregonLive.com – Sad news from Oregon…
- What’s So Cool About The New Google Earth? – TetonGravity.com – Google Earth is a fantastic tool for backcountry travelers. And it just got better.
- Following $100 Million Investment, Mt Ruapehu Will Host Longest Ski Season In Southern Hemisphere – UnofficialNetworks.com – The season will start on June 3.
- Climber Could Face Jail Time After Attempting To Climb Everest Without Permit – UnofficialNetworks.com – If you’re going to Everest, you need a permit.
- WATCH: Bear Charges Biker At Slovakia Downhill Course – UnofficialNetworks.com – This is a terrifying situation!
- 85-Year-Old Mountaineer Dies Attempting To Become Oldest Man To Climb Everest – TheInertia.com – Imagine trying to climb Everest at 85.
- GoPro Awards Presents Skier Falls Into Crevasse – A Mountain Journey – Impressive footage of a skier falling into a crevasse.
Did we miss any backcountry news? Tell us in the comments below. Have an awesome week!